Homemade Vegetable Broth

The only thing more soothing than homemade chicken stock is homemade chicken stock made with vegetables and herbs.

My best recommendation though is that if you’re going to use chicken, you find it pasture-raised. But if we’re going to get into labels, it’s important to know understand what they truly mean. Because if we’re being 100% honest here, they don’t always mean what they say.

Many food manufacturers have been caught lying on their labels, have been sued, and are still lying today. They put profits over transparency, clearly.

Some people opt for “Free Range” chicken, but truth to be told the only requirements to meet “Free Range” are 2 sq. ft. per bird and “outdoor access”. That doesn’t mean they actually have to go outside though, or even be able to fit through the “access” provided. It’s very similar to the way companies can say “No MSG added” because it is naturally occuring.

It’s absolutely best to find a local farm, or to buy from companies you actually trust. Some suppliers, like Whole Foods, support the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating System that is third party verified to let you know the standard at which the animals are treated. To learn more about it you can click here.

US Wellness is an awesome company that offers pasture-raised chicken and chicken stock, among other things. Thanks to technology, you can order it online if you can’t find it nearby. You can check them out by clicking here.

If all else fails, you could always leave the chicken out and make homemade vegetable broth all by itself. Delicious. It won’t have the leaky gut sealing powers of the gelatin or benefits of all the proteins and nutrients hiding in the marrow, but it will still be nutritionally dense. Much moreso than the commercial made ones that sit in plastic containers on the shelf for 6 months before you purchase them.

Few things in life are 100% across the board, but fresh is ALWAYS best!!

I hope you enjoy this homemade vegetable broth recipe, from my kitchen to yours.

 

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Just like grandma used to make!
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16 10 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
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16 10 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours
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  1. Put chicken (if using) and vegetables in a large stainless steel pot and add filtered water, leaving a couple inches at the top so it doesn’t boil over.
  2. Add salt and pepper, and bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low and cover.
  3. Let cook for 2-3 hours.
  4. Remove the chicken and reserve the meat in airtight glass containers in the fridge for soups, salads, tacos, or eating on its own.
  5. Strain the stock through a fine stainless steel sieve and reserve in airtight glass jars in the fridge for soups, stews, quinoa and/or drinking à la carte. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Variations: Add any other vegetables, roots, herbs and/or spices you would enjoy.

You can blend 1 cup boiled vegetables with 1 cup homemade vegetable broth to make a delicious soup out of them. Enjoy!

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About the Author Lyndsy Karrie

Lyndsy Karrie is the founder of REAL Yummy Food and a pioneer in the world of healing people with food. After being distressed by her son’s severe autism diagnosis she spent every waking hour researching and testing ways to help her son and family. What she found was astonishing. Now she shares her knowledge and easy-to-make, nutritious recipes while promoting clean eating in a non-toxic environment. Join her in keeping it REAL.

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